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Kieran Sharp

snowboard coach, blue mile snowsports

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How do we create a better world for all of us and future generations?

My own answer to this question is that we need strong worldwide leadership to initiate big changes. It might not be comfortable for everyone, and may take some time before we see the benefits but if we fail to act positively there is real danger of negative consequences and a much more difficult problem for our children to solve. One thought I have had recently is to unite 3 areas of society to help lead a real change.

If we could bring the current government, Economic and political leaders in to one group, spiritual and religious leaders of all religions and spiritual directions in to another, and scientists ecologists and environmentalists in to a third. In this system we could possibly make it that these three sections of leadership must agree upon all decisions made for the planet unanimously.


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    Nov 12 2012: End greed, ignorance and domination and control over every living thing.

    Let the poor inherent the earth.

    Return to reverence and respect for this once garden planet. Understand we do not inherent earth's resources (wealth) from our ancestors but hold them in 'trust' for future generations.
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      Nov 13 2012: I believe that the rich and everyone else between as well as the poor are all part of this planet, and a true global change needs unity if we are to make any decision regarding our future, wether it be positive or negative. I personally believe that we need to accept all that we perceive to be wrong and right, as it is now in order to unite all areas of society; all religions and spirituality, all classes, political ideals, science, nations etc.

      To unite a world isn't an easy thing, but it is what is so obviously required for us to truly solve all our issues, and provide a better world for our children.

      There is so much potential in humanity to unfold a series of events which bring about either a negative or a positive outcome to our current global crisis. Every person on this planet at some point has done bad things and good things; individuals, governments, nations, and the planet as a whole. From all areas of society; politics and economics, banking, religion, spirituality, science and so on.

      Maybe if we can accept all the good and bad from ourselves, our governments, our religions, and those around us, rich and poor, we might have the opportunity to make a real and positive change everywhere.

      Not in the way that we all need to be exactly the same but united in our differences with a common goal of providing the very basics in which this planet can move in a positive direction. For all of us here now and our future generations; clean environment, sustainable living and food for all, clean drinking water, free medical care and education for everyone.

      I believe that the time for complaint and blame over our current crisis is coming to pass. The time for all of us to find solutions in ourselves, our communities and Earth is here, now.

      I'm not sure everyone will like the "feed the poor, eat the rich" type scenario, however with the above in mind, how would you suggest we unite and solve the planets issues? How can you make a difference? And how can I?

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